Homemade Spiced Paneer

A healthy snack that is high on flavor and nutrition ! Homemade spiced paneer is an easy preparation, that’s just perfect for this rainy season. Give it a shot! And for all my calorie conscious readers , this recipe has no oil. Enjoy ! We all know how it feels when enter the kitchen , keep the milk to boil and it gets spoiled. This generally happens during summers. And then we are left with only two options – either discard the entire thing , or make something out of the curdled milk. I am the kind of person who…

Paneer stuffed Moong Dal Cheela

A Moong dal cheela is a crisp Green Gram crepe , stuffed with spiced Paneer/ cottage-cheese. It is an awesome breakfast option. A healthy and protein-rich preparation that doesn’t compromise at all on taste! The pleasant monsoon morning, instantly lifts our spirits up, doesn’t it? Early mornings ,the cool breeze and a slight drizzle are my favourite. And such a beautiful weather demands an awesome breakfast (with ginger tea , of course)! So todays breakfast was ,these hot and spicy paneer stuffed moong dal cheelas. My kids are not much into cheelas . Its the same for everything healthy, I…

Dal Makhani

DAL MAKHANI Whenever we go out for dinner , there are only 2 options basically in the dal section – dal tadka and dal makhani. And as most of my family likes dal tadka , dal tadka it is…… EVERYTIME . And I , being the most North Indian person in my family , just love dal makhani . So I thought of making the awesome Ma ki Dal ( as its commonly known) at home , for myself! Dal makhani is a North Indian delicacy with its velvety texture and rich creamy taste. Its best enjoyed with tandoori roti…

Jackfruit Stir Fry

JACKFRUIT STIR FRY In every family there are some special recipes. The ones that are a must have at a particular occasion or in a particular season. In our family Kathal or jackfruit is one of them. This stir fried veggi is so easy and so awesome to taste, that you just cant wait till the next time its made. But sadly , raw jackfruit is not available in Hyderabad. You get the nice ripe and sweet ones here , but not the raw variety. So this time , while coming from Nagpur , my in-laws got a nice big…

Gavrani Egg Curry

The festival of Diwali is over. All sweets have been eaten, Family and friends are gone, all the lights are being packed and kept properly for next year. After having a great Diwali with lots of sweets , its time for some Chatpata , spicy food. Not a lot of stuff, but that one tasty dish , that’ll make your meal awesome. So we decided to make a gavrani style egg curry. Recipe courtesy my MIL. This gravy was a speciality in remote parts of Maharashtra , where tomatoes weren’t easily available. So the recipe has onion based gravy, with…

Kadhi Marathi Style

A lot of time I end up with sour curd at home …..mostly because I forget to put it in the fridge when its done . If the curd is sweet , we have a lot of takers for it at home but no one wants to have sour curd. So what to do with it? Sour curd makes one of the best authentic Maharashtrian Kadhi! So whenever I have Kadhi on the menu , everyone kind of knows how it got there. Kadhi is quintessential to the Maharashtrian Cuisine . For all the festivities , puja or any celebration…

Aloo Ragda Recipe

Eat Breakfast like a King , lunch like a Prince and dinner like a Pauper ! That was pretty much my story last weekend . Heavy breakfast , where I just hogged , as if there wont be any meal next. And then a light lunch n dinner , as there wasn’t any scope for anything else. All this, Just because I made one of my favorite Aloo Ragda , and parathas! Aloo Ragda or potato in tomato curry , is one of the basic everyday recipes in North India. ‘Ragda’ refers to the process of mashing up the boiled…

Rajma Masala Recipe

Rajma and Jeera Rice is a pair made in heaven . And its surely one of the most favourite foods for all North Indian food lovers . It is so popular that you can see it on pretty much every menu card in North India ! Rajma rice used to be one of my favorite lunch options , during my college days . Having had a full day college for both my grad and post grad studies , standing in the labs for almost 4-6 hrs everyday, we all used to be so drained, tired and yes Hungry , almost…

Paneer Pulav Recipe

My hubby’s side of the family has always been a big fan of North Indian cuisine. So every now and then when we all feel like having something different , we turn to the North Indian options. And I being a little more of a North Indian than the others in the family , end up creating them! Paneer Pulav was one of the very first dishes I tried on my In-laws.Yes, I tried it on them , as even I was testing their palate. Being a vegetarian family, Paneer is like the king of all food. They instantly took…

Punjabi chchole masala

Some days the North Indian within me wakes up, and I start craving some Punjabi Masala curry. It is but human to want change , isn’t it! As far as food is concerned I would love to have change everyday! My North Indian self becomes overpowering especially when I am the only one I need to feed. So only my choice matters! I am fond of almost all Punjabi combinations…. Be it rajma chawal, paneer butter masala , chchole bhature or absolutely anything Punjabi! Today I happen to have some pre-soaked Bengal gram ( chchole/ kabuli chana), so I am…